Pray: Novena for Ordinands to the Diaconate, May 2-10, 2024

Of your charity, please pray for these seven Diocese of Lansing seminarians who are due to be ordained to the diaconate by Bishop Earl Boyea on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at Saint Thomas Aquinas parish in East Lansing. They are:

Top row, left to right: Joshua Luttig, Randy Koenigsknecht, Daniel LaCroix, and Brett Ivey. 
Bottom row, left to right: Jack Jobst, Jonathon Bokuniewicz, and Christian Salata.

Over the next nine days, beginning today and concluding on Friday, May 10, you are invited to pray an Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be each day for the following intentions:

Day 1: In thanksgiving for our Baptism and sharing in the mission of Christ.

Day 2: For the grace to discern how God is calling us to know, love, and serve Him.

Day 3: For the grace to accept our calling generously.

Day 4: For those currently living a generous single life for the Lord.

Day 5: For the protection of our vocations from every diabolical attack.

Day 6: For the gift of holy marriages and families, the well-spring of vocations.

Day 7: For an abundance of ordained clergy to bring us the Sacraments.

Day 8: For the gift of religious sisters and brothers to serve the Church.

Day 9: For all in consecrated life (including third orders) who pray for us.

Let us pray:

Hear us, we beseech you, Lord, our God,

and pour out on these your servants the blessing of the Holy Spirit,

that these men, who are to be consecrated to your service,

may be surrounded by your rich and unfailing grace.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen!

• The diaconate ordinations will take place at 10.30am at Saint Thomas Aquinas, 955 Alton Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823. All are very welcome. If you cannot attend, you can also watch via livestream at